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Our Resource & School Counseling Department works hard to ensure the academic and social success of each and every student at Christ Our King-Stella Maris School. Our talented staff provides academic assistance, customized education plans, counseling, mediation, and more. All staff members are at the school full-time and are eager to help students and parents, so be sure to contact them with any concerns!


Resource Services

The Resource Department offers academic support to students with documented disabilities in math, reading, and/or written expression.  Based on the psychological report, we are able to determine what level of intervention we can provide to help the student be successful.

The services we provide are meant to assist the student in the least restrictive environment.  Some services are consulting with teachers or modifications in the testing environment.  We also are in classrooms to assist with instruction.  More intensive services are provided in a pull out model in the resource room.  

If your child is struggling in class academically, please speak to the teacher to help determine if resource would be the appropriate next step.

For more information, please contact Jorie Stryker at jstryker@coksm.org



School Counseling Services – Melia Bolchoz 


Classroom Guidance Sessions:  will take place in the 4K-4th Grade classes once a week lasting 30-40 minutes a session.  The exception is our action-packed First Grade classes who will meet with the counselor once every 3 weeks.  Classroom lessons are aligned with South Carolina’s Standards.


Small Groups: Small group counseling sessions may be offered to students throughout the school year, based on student need.  This type of counseling environment allows students to give and receive help from their peers who may be experiencing similar feelings or situations.  Here is a list of small groups that may be offered this year. 

Friendship      Social Skills     Study Skills    Anger Management     Grief/ Loss      


Group sessions typically last anywhere from 4-6 sessions and are made based on teacher or parent referrals.  Sessions will take place at an agreed upon time with the classroom teacher when minimal instruction is missed.  Any child may participate in group sessions, with parent permission first.  If you have any questions about group counseling, or would like your child to participate in a group, please feel free to contact us! 


Individual Counseling: Individual counseling at the school level seeks to remove any barriers or concerns that may be getting in the way of a student being the best learner that they can.  Should a student need on-going therapy, a referral can be made to an outside mental health provider.  Individual counseling referrals for students can be made through the request of a student, parent or teachers. 



For more information, please contact Melia Bolchoz at mbolchoz@coksm.org

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Melia Bolchoz  mbolchoz@coksm.org


Christ Our King-Stella Maris School

Office Hours:Tuesday & Thursday 3:00 - 3:45

Grades Taught:PK - 8

My name is Melia Bolchoz. I am a graduate of Clemson University and a proud Tiger fan! In 2006, I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and in 2010 a Masters of Education in School Guidance and Counseling, both from Clemson.  

 In 2014, I joined the wonderful faculty at COKSM as the school counselor.  I serve all students at our school, K4 – 8th grade.  Prior to becoming a counselor, I taught first grade for 8 years in Greenville SC and San Diego, CA.  I feel honored to be a part the COKSM family. Working with children is my passion, and I am very excited to be a part of the growing counseling/resource department! Please feel free to reach out to me with any concerns or questions you may have. I am always happy to help out in any way that I can.

Jorie Stryker


Lower School Learning Resource Teacher

I am so excited to be part of the Christ Our King community! I am a native of Chicago but have settled in Mount Pleasant, SC with my family.  I graduated with a B.A. in Elementary Education from Principia College and I am an Associate Member of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. For over 15 years, I have taught 1st-4th grade at a variety of public and private elementary schools in the Chicago suburbs, Virginia, Houston, TX and Charleston. I have two elementary aged daughters who keep me busy when I'm not teaching. My passion has always been teaching children and finding ways to reach all students at their individual and fullest potential.  Please feel free to reach out to me at any time.

Melanie Parker  



My name is Melanie Parker, and I have been teaching Special Education since 2009. I earned both my Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from the University of Phoenix. My husband and I have four boys, two are still at home with us. I enjoy working with children helping them to develop executive functioning and various skills strategies to enable success.

Kelly Martin


Lower School Reading Intervention

Earning a bachelor's degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and a master's degree in literacy from the University of Akron, I began teaching elementary students in 2002.  I am extremely proud to head  Christ Our King-Stella Maris School's reading initiative.  Here, I support classroom teachers in differentiating their reading instruction to meet the needs of each student.  In addition, I work with small groups to provide research based literacy interventions to ensure that all our students become successful life long readers.

Jane Chard  jchard@coksm.org


Christ Our King-Stella Maris School

Office Hours:7:45am - 3:30pm

Grades Taught:K - 4

I graduated from the College of Charleston in 1976, with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education. I have taught in the states of Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina. I've been teaching 40 years, the last 21 years here at Christ Our King-Stella Maris School.  My passion is seeing children learn to read and loving every minute of it!

1183 Russell Dr., Mount Pleasant, SC 29464   ph:843-884-4721 fax:843-936-6875 eml:frontoffice@coksm.org

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